'I never said anyone was ugly!' Amber Rose addresses backlash to comments that hometown Philadelphia doesn't have 'traditionally attractive people'By Sameer Suri For Dailymail.com
July 30, 2017
South Philadelphia-born Amber Rose is trying her best to soften the blow of a remark she's made about her old stomping grounds.
On a recent episode of the Drunk Champs
podcast, she'd said that 'a lot of the people where I'm from aren't traditionally attractive people.'
Yet she's told TMZ
on Saturday night that 'I never said anyone was ugly! I’m so frustrated,' allowing that 'maybe I shouldn’t have said the word "traditional," but I just meant, like, as far as society’s standards of beauty, which I never felt like I was beautiful. I felt like they were beautiful!' the 33-year-old's insisted.
She's summed up her defense of her point: 'So, it was actually the opposite of what everyone’s saying, so it makes me really sad. Shout-out to Philly. I love you guys.'
On her Drunk Champs episode, posted in video form to YouTube on July 12, she'd said: 'Agreed' when co-host N.O.R.E. had called Philadelphia 'the depths of hell.'
'You know, it’s crazy. I grew up in a very poor neighborhood, and I don’t know how I can say this without sounding, like f***ed up, but a lot of the people where I’m from aren’t traditionally attractive people,' Amber had said.
N.O.R.E., a rapper who used to go professionally by Noreaga, had replied: 'Hmm, I understand what you're saying,' before the Slutwalk impresaria'd barreled ahead.
'And for me, being blessed with beauty, as beautiful women know, is a blessing and a curse. And to grow up in such a area and be blessed with beauty, it was very difficult for me,' the ex-wife of Wiz Khalifa had said.
'And a lot of people, you know, used to be like: "You ain’t from South Philly. You’re from California or something." And, like, I would be on the bus, and they’re like: "Where are you from?" And I’m like: "I’m from Broad and Ellsworth."'
To hear her tell it, then 'they’re like: "Nah, you ca- you’re not, like, from there-from there." And I’m like: "Yeah, I was born and raised in Broad and Ellsworth."'
During that interview, she'd also gone on to say: 'I grew up on a third floor apartment, and so yeah, it was very difficult, but I, you know, I never felt like I belonged there. I always felt way bigger than the city was, like it wasn’t big enough for me.'The Huffington Post
have archived multiple tweets written by people who'd detected a racial angle in what Amber had said about South Philadelphia.Full Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4744830/Amber-Rose-addresses-backlash-Philadelphia-comments.html